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‘Moon Knight’ Turns the Marvel Formula on Its Head

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How did Moon Knight manage?

Many of Marvel’s shows on Disney+ have struggled to stick the landing. But Moon Knight managed to pull off the impossible and bring everything to a satisfactory end in just over 40 minutes. Between new hero reveals, a giant battle between gods, and some sly nods to classic comics storylines, this show is everything a Marvel fan could have asked for.

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Embracing the Duality

Some critics worried that Marvel wouldn’t handle Marc’s DID with the right sensitivity. However, the show expertly navigated Marc and Steven’s disorder, showing both how traumatic and disorienting it can be, while also emphasizing how accepting the disorder can lead some patients to peace.

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Layla Doesn’t Need Saving

Portrayed by the series’ breakout star May Calamawy, Marc’s estranged wife is far from a damsel in distress. Layla also decides to become Tawaret’s (temporary) avatar, becoming the superhero Scarlet Scarab from the Moon Knight comics.

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Ammit is a Hypocrite

Ammit, the Goddess of Judgment, is the biggest hypocrite. Ammit’s judgment seems harshest against people she deems unfit to serve her. While the series never overtly states that Ammit’s judgment is skewed toward the young and healthy, it makes the most sense.

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Harrow’s Fate

Finally, we see Harrow sedated in a mental health hospital in London. The show ends with Jake Lockley, Marc’s other alter, finishing what Marc started, ridding the world of Harrow and Ammit in one fell swoop.

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